In today's 144 character world we might think that to be a follower of Jesus is simply pushing a button on a computer to be a follower of Jesus. This is one time when we would be bringing our modern conceptions into the text in a very crass and undisciplined way.

In Jesus' day a disciple would literally leave a job and follow Jesus where ever He went.

In Jesus' day a disciple would obey Jesus' teachings.

In Jesus' day a disciple would learn to pray - often all night.

In Jesus' day a disciple would often be tested by Jesus and then learn from the failure.

In Jesus' day a disciple would practice the Sabbath.

In Jesus' day, a disciple valued the community Jesus developed around Him because Jesus had been thrown out of the synagogue/ Getting along with each other mattered.

What about today? What does a disciple of Jesus actually do? 

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